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Old September 3rd, 2015, 16:36   #1
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Default VW TDI Search Engine

I've been enjoying the tdiclub.com community for a few years now but I've found the built-in forum search tools a bit unsatisfying. After reading the ump-teenth "do a search" reply today it seems like some of you may feel the same way so I decided to make a new Google-powered search tool I'm calling the VW TDI Search Engine.

https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl...44:_idbzjdyxdm

What is it?
The VW TDI Search Engine makes it easier to search TDI forums using Google's familiar search box, and it only returns results from VW TDI sites:
  • TDIclub.com,
  • myturbodiesel.com,
  • vwdiesel.net,
  • OEM VW wheels database @ 4130-products.com/wheels/,
  • the TDI forum on vwvortex.com, and
  • the TDI forum on jettajunkie.com.

Do Google's advanced search operators work?
Yes, all of Google's advanced search operators work on the VW TDI Search Engine. If you're not familiar with advanced search operators do a search. Sorry, I couldn't resist... here are a couple links to get you started:There are several custom features too:
  • View All results together or filter results by site,
  • Toggle between text results or image results, and
  • Automatically search variations of VW generation numbers. For example, if you search for MK4 it will also include results for MKIV.

What about the ads?
The ads that appear on the VW TDI Search Engine are controlled by Google and I do not make anything from them. There is a way to remove the ads but it involves paying Google for a "pro tier" account and since I'm doing this for fun I'm using a "free tier" account, which requires ads.

Can more sites be added to VW TDI Search Engine?
Yes, just add a reply to this thread with the VW TDI site you want included and I'll review it. I'm making this up as a I go so I don't have hard rules for what to include, however, sites that are obscene or off-topic will not be included.

Your feedback and questions are welcome and I hope you find this useful.

Enjoy,
whalleyz
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Last edited by whalleyz; September 7th, 2015 at 16:36. Reason: adding new sites: vwdiesel.net, 4130-products VE wheel database (VWwheelDB)
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 18:50   #2
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Excellent, Smithers!!!

All in favour of this being a stickie... raise your hands!
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 18:54   #3
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for sure. Sticky it. Make it required reading for all new members
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Please use the search function
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 19:00   #4
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Sticky it!!!!
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 19:10   #5
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Awesome. Thank you for doing that work. Sticky? Absolutely!
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 21:23   #6
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Wow, it's so cool you guys like it! Thanks for replying.

I just added a feature that lets you view all results together or "filter" results by each site.
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Old September 4th, 2015, 08:09   #7
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This is really nice! Thank you.
In favor to sticky.
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Old September 4th, 2015, 08:32   #8
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Awesome!

Needs to be a stickied for sure
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Old September 5th, 2015, 12:30   #9
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Bookmarked! Best thing I've seen in a long time!
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Old September 5th, 2015, 16:03   #10
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Brilliant and innovative.... Sticky for sure....
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Old September 5th, 2015, 16:11   #11
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Brilliant!
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Old September 5th, 2015, 21:25   #12
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Should make this my new browser homepage

Sticky up !!!!
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Old September 6th, 2015, 06:58   #13
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I second your seconds - Sticky this!
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Old September 6th, 2015, 11:32   #14
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Excellent! Far better (and faster) than the forum search engine.

Thank you.
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Old September 6th, 2015, 11:58   #15
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Just a note- All the search engines I've used on forums (a bunch) are poor. I mean every one.
I try to encourage folks to use advanced search engines with the site specified and Boolean keywords as necessary.
A lot of folks will benefit from Whalleyz pre-packaged TDI search engine- Great Job!!
Just remember folks, since it's google based, someday you will click on it and it will get mangled somehow (just Googles way).
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